Author Archives: ColleenWebb

What Are Probiotics… and Does Your Gut Need More of Them?

By Colleen Webb MS, RDN

Enjoyed what you learned in my last article about the microbiome? Here’s a follow-up article explaining how you can promote the health of your friendly gut bacteria with probiotics! Next time you walk into a health food store or pharmacy, notice the vast array of probiotic products exploding from the shelves. Today, these health-supportive bacterial concoctions are getting a lot of attention.

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Before You Buy Probiotics, Learn About the Friendly Gut Bacteria You Already Have

By Colleen Webb MS, RDN

Probiotics seem to be all the rage these days with hundreds of different products exploding from drug store shelves. But to understand what probiotics are and how they can help your digestion, you need to understand a little bit about a pretty special organ: the gut! Along with the gut, some knowledge of the “friendly” bacteria residing in the gut-- otherwise known as the microbiome!  

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